Safaricom PLC has partnered with content providers, Eneza Education, Longhorn Publishers, and Viusasa. They will work together to provide free access to educational content for primary and secondary school students through digital learning.
Learning institutions have closed in 2020. The partnership will allow learners to access educational content on Shupavu Web, Viusasa E-learning and the Longhorn E-learning portal. Or through the Safaricom network at no data cost, up to 250MB per day, for the next 60 days.
“These are difficult times for our country and the world at large and as a company. We are constantly looking at ways of being present for our customers.
Through this initiative, we want to ensure that all students can access educational content. Whether through feature phones or smartphones and keep up with their studies for the time they will be at home,” said Peter Ndegwa, Safaricom CEO.
For instance, the partnership with Eneza Education. We will see students from grade-4 to form-4 access learning and revision content on Shupavu 291. Which is an SMS-based platform with no charges for the next 60 days?
“Eneza Education is excited to partner with Safaricom to make the Shupavu291 learning platform available for free to learners across the country via USSD *291# and the shortcode 20851.
This ease of access has seen more than 5.3 million students use the platform,” said Wambura Kimunyu, Eneza Education CEO.
” And more than 1 million questions asked on the Ask-A-Teacher learning platform ” Added Wambura.
The platforms can be accessed on the Safaricom website using this link www.safaricom.com/elimu, or Shupavu Web: www.mwalimoo.com/m Viusasa E-Learning: https://viusasa.com/elimu and lastly Longhorn e-learning: https://elearning.longhornpublishers.com/login/index.php